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All roads lead to the Hermanus Whale Festival this coming weekend [28 - 30 September 2018]

We are well aware of the traffic congestion on the roads into Hermanus during the Hermanus Whale Festival. However, you have a choice between 3 good, well-tarred roads all of which are to be followed on Google Map on your mobile device.

The roads to Hermanus will be busy this coming weekend, here are 3 routes.


1.  Cape Town to Hermanus via N2 and R43

This road is via Sir Lowrey's Pass, via Kleinmond, Fisherhaven, Hawston, and Onrus.

Click on the maps below and it will open in Google Maps on your Desktop or smart device.

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2. CAPE TOWN TOWARDS Gordons Bay Via Bettiesbay - Kleinmond - Hermanus: 

This is the scenic route where you take the Gordons Bay turnoff just before climbing on the Sir Lowry's Pass. Follow the road signs to PringleBay - BettiesBay-Kleinmond - Hermanus ( R43) - Click on the maps below and it will open in Google Maps on your Desktop or smart device.

CT Gordon Hermanus


3. CAPE TOWN TOWARDS Somerset West Via Caledon to Hermanus - BEST ALTERNATIVE ROUTE

At the bottom of Sir Lowrey's Pass you do not take the Hermanus turnoff on your left but head straight on to Caledon ( N2).  Take the second turnoff into Caledon and drive through the town. The turnoff to Hermanus via Shae'ss Pass is opposite the silos (on your left ). Turn right and travel via the Hemel-n Aarde Valley until you reach the Sandbaai robots. (Wine Village on your right). Turn left at the robots into Hermanus. 

The newly tarred road through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.  

Click on the maps below and it will open in Google Maps on your Desktop or smart device.


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